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Wildfire Survivors Urged To Hire Only Licensed Contractors For Repairs, Debris Clearing Or Rebuilding

Wildfire Survivors Urged To Hire Only Licensed Contractors For Repairs, Debris Clearing Or Rebuilding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Devastating wildfires have destroyed thousands of structures in California and many survivors must now clear property and start the rebuilding process. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) urges wildfire survivors to hire only California-licensed contractors to avoid being victimized by unlicensed persons and transient criminals. Additionally, wildfire debris removal should not be done without first […]

Oxnard City Hall Continues To Scheme To Fill General Fund Gap

Oxnard City Hall Continues To Scheme To Fill General Fund Gap

OPINION by Doug Partello Most folks now know of the decision in the case of the IUF (Infrastructure Use Fees). The City began siphoning off about $7 million/year in 2014 and continued even after the judge told them to stop. They had to return $36.5 million to the utility funds. They were given three years […]

Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. James Randall, et al. — Get It In Writing!

Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. James Randall, et al. — Get It In Writing!

In legalese, the term “statute of frauds” refers to the requirement that certain kinds of contracts be memorialized in writing, signed by the party to be bound by the contract, with sufficient content to evidence the contract.  One such type of contract that must be in writing pursuant to California Civil Code section 1624(a)(4) is […]

Schellinger Brothers, et al. v. James F. Cotter — Can’t Break That Contract

Schellinger Brothers, et al. v. James F. Cotter — Can’t Break That Contract

By Jennifer Felten This case involves the attempted acquisition of a 21-acre parcel in Sebastopol for the purpose of subdivisions.  The parties entered into a sales contract in 1998.  Consummation of the contract was conditioned upon the buyer obtaining approval for their subdivision map and a lot line adjustment from the city of Sebastopol.  Due […]

Re: California: The World’s Largest Insane Asylum

Re: California: The World’s Largest Insane Asylum

By William Hicks I’m not only a retiree after 43 years of service, but also a product of Los Angeles Unified School District. I graduated from High School in 1963 and had a World Class Education. If you are among the graduates from the Los Angeles Unified School District today, you’re lucky to have a Third […]

Arbitration Isn’t The Problem

Arbitration Isn’t The Problem

  , By Thomas L. Knapp Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Robert Gebeloff of the New York Times claim to have discovered “a far-reaching power play orchestrated by American corporations” (“Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice,” October 31). They’re missing the forest for the trees. Arbitration is not the problem. Corporate preference for private arbitration instead […]

Simi Valley: Free Seminar for Contractors–Negotiating Construction Contracts – June 30th

Simi Valley: Free Seminar for Contractors–Negotiating Construction Contracts – June 30th